The year 2020 has begun and there is no time for La Beniamata to lose focus and stumble in Serie A. They know once they do, Juventus will take over their place at the top. This weekend, Antonio Conte’s men will be taking on Atalanta, one of the potential dark horses this season.
Internazionale and Atalanta Previous Matches
Last weekend, Nerrazurri sealed another win after crushing the host Napoli 3-1. Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez were the star of the game as they both scored the winning goals. They seem to be quite unstoppable.
Their counterpart, Alejandro Gomez and Co had two consecutive big wins in the previous matches. They hammered AC Milan and Parma by the same score of 5-0. Last weekend, while hosting Parma, their five winning goals were scored by Alejandro Gomez, Robin Gossens, Remo Freuler plus Josep Illicic’s other brace.
Inter Milan under the former Juventus and Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has transformed into a team that counts on a dynamic duo at the front in 3-5-2 formation. Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez are both currently on fire.
Gian Piero Gasperini is mainly in favor of three-defender system such as 3-4-1-2 or 3-4-2-1. He relies on the Colombian Luis Muriel as the main scorer. This former Fiorentina frontman has netted nine goals. Muriel mostly is given a lone striker supported by Papu Gomez.
Players to Watch
In Conte’s squad, beside his dynamic duo, Lukaku-Martinez who has scored twenty-three goals altogether in Serie A, they have some other key figures such as the Croatian defensive midfielder Marcelo Brozovic and the attacking midfielder, Stefano Sensi.
In Atalanta’s current squad, the captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez is certainly the most experienced key figure of the team. He has scored four goals and provided five assists. Other notable names here are Duvan Zapata, the Slovenia attacking midfielder, Joseph Illicic, with his five goals and two assists so far.
Inter vs Atalanta Prediction
Atalanta is one of the tricky contenders for Inter. Their positive campaign in Serie A and Champions League, plus Gian Piero Gasperini’s disappointment while he was Inter’s manager in 2011 for only five matches before he was sacked, could add up their motivation to at least hold the host in a draw. However, if the dynamic duo is in form, Conte’s men should secure a narrow win here.
Serie A Betting Odds
According to the punters, the host is a slight favorite. They are priced to win at 2.07 whereas Gasperini’s men are in the win market at 3.40. The odds for a draw result are only at 3.65.
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